1. “It’s not America or Australia because it’s better and madder and richer. It’s real and broken and deluded and the only place I’ll ever call home”. A beautiful post on surviving the madness that is South Africa [Disco Pants Blog]
  2. Small actions by many people have the potential to make big changes, as Blake demonstrated with his campaign for Malachi house [Blake’s Blog]
  3. This story has been trending everywhere this week and whilst it’s a difficult read it’s an important read. It’s The Powerful Letter The Stanford Victim Read Aloud To Her Attacker describing the impact his actions have had on her. It’s a description of what happens when a victim comes forward to report a rape and the rape culture that allows a man convicted of 4 counts of sexual assault to receive a meager 6 months in jail and a judgement that spent more time focusing on how his bright future was ruined, than the devastating impact his voluntary actions had on the unconscious young woman he raped [Buzz Feed]
  4. What I learnt from 21 days of running [Gritza]
  5. It may be winter, but smoothie bowls are still in. Here’s how to build the perfect bowl [PopSugar]
  6. Everything you think you know about world geography is wrong, this interactive map shows just how wrong our world maps are [FastCo Design]
  7. There’s a saying “If you think you are too small to make an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room”. Mosquitoes are tiny and for most of us they’re just annoying. They’re also the deadliest insect as they can leave deadly viruses in your body after a bite. This video shows in disturbing detail how a (female) mosquito uses 6 needles to draw blood. [Refinery29]
  8. All you need is a heart rate monitor and stretch of road to complete this running fitness test [Trainer Hinton]
  9. The right exercise can be the best thing to do for a sore back. These 3 Simple moves can prevent back issues from cropping up [Huffington Post]
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